DETERMINING TENDENCY By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 A goal direction that maintains a sequence of behaviours. Also called determing set. DETERMINING TENDENCY: "The determining tendency sets in m otion a sequence of behaviours." Related Psychology Terms MOTIVATION SELF-DETERMINATION BEHAVIOR EPISODE BEHAVIORAL SEQUENCE LIFE PLAN PROCEDURE STAIRCASE METHOD CAUSAL CHAIN METHOD OF SUCCESSIVE APPROXIMATIONS SENSE OF EQUILIBRIUM Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "DETERMINING TENDENCY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/determining-tendency/ (accessed January 17, 2020).